Transplant from concrete city,
hustle-bustle and blaring horns,
she loves all things Bermudaful.
Smitten by color
red flowers peek from handlebar baskets,
her rusty bicycle now a sky-blue.
Today, just as every day
day after day, week after week
she tries to begin a letter home.
Sea breezed salt-flavored lips
gnaw tooth-marked pen.
Mind searches for appropriate words.
The ocean here is so . . .
cerulean, cobalt blue,
aquamarine, azure hued.
crossed out words.
How to write what she sees?
Try again. First words flow,
White-capped and undulating,
turquoise ultramarine waves . . .
sapphire, Prussian, pastel blue.
Mesmerizing . . . royal blue waters.
Nature defies the dictionary.
Stationery crumpled and set aside,
sun glasses off, wine poured
she makes the long distance call . . .
and simply says two words.
Bermudaful — another way to say beautiful in Bermuda! We have 10 days left of our month-long stay in this beautiful island country.
It’s Tuesday Poetics at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. I’m hosting today and provide folks with a number of images to peruse….all of which, in some ways, evoke the feelings of spring. “Think young, take the energy of the spring season and think fun, new life, possibilities. Sunny side up, everyone.” Poets choose one image from those provided in the prompt. (I selected the bicycle). Poems should be motivated by the image, which should be cut and pasted into the post. The poem does not need to be about spring, but it should take us away from the cold and dreary.
Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Come see the other images available for this prompt….and put a spring in your step with us!